Former FBI General Counsel Jim Baker Chooses Encryption Over Backdoors

    Date30 Oct 2019
    CategoryCryptography
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    Posted ByBrittany Day
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    In an extraordinary essay, the former FBI general counsel Jim Baker makes the case for strong encryption over government-mandated backdoors. What is your opinion on this? Learn more in a great Schneier on Security article:

    Basically, he argues that the security value of strong encryption greatly outweighs the security value of encryption that can be bypassed. He endorses a "defense dominant" strategy for Internet security.

    Keep in mind that Baker led the FBI's legal case against Apple regarding the San Bernardino shooter's encrypted iPhone. In writing this piece, Baker joins the growing list of former law enforcement and national security senior officials who have come out in favor of strong encryption over backdoors: Michael HaydenMichael ChertoffRichard Clarke, Ash CarterWilliam Lynn, and Mike McConnell.

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